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Chamber Honors PAFCU President

The Ronkonkoma Chamber of Commerce honored Nicholas Lacetera, CEO of People's Alliance FCU, Hauppauge, N.Y., for his work in the community and and for canine assistants.

LBSFCU Awards 27 Scholarships

LONG BEACH, Calif.-LBS Financial Credit Union awarded 23 high school students, two college students and two adult school students scholarships.

SFCU Participates In Days Of Caring

Spokane FCU, Spokane, Wash., made storybooks and read to preschoolers for the United Way Annual Days of Caring.

Affinity FCU Awards Scholarships

Affinity FCU, Basking Ridge, N.J., awarded $15,000 in scholarships to Joseph Abatemarco, Ashley Artis, Jesse Hampton, Ramya Kanukollu, Danielle Rosivack, Nicole Ryan and Leighanne Tillman.

OCCU Opens Mission Viejo Branch

SANTA ANA, Calif.-Orange County's Credit Union held a grand opening celebration at its new branch in Mission Viejo. More than 300 people attended the event, which included an aquarium on wheels for children.

MaPS CU Awards 6 Scholarships

SALEM, Ore.-Marion & Polk Schools Credit Union awarded Aubrey Cowan, Francisco Ruiz and Drew Phillips $1,000 scholarships, and Karena Dokken, Yesenia Flores Ramos and Stephen Perona $500 scholarships.

Allegacy FCU Rides Bikes For MS

In Greensboro, N.C., Allegacy FCU employees participated in the Tour to Tanglewood 100-mile bike ride to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

AFFCU Joins Puerto Rican Parade

In East Chicago, Ill., Advance Financial FCU participated in the Puerto Rican Day Parade with a float featuring members of its Kids' Club and mascot Moe the Monkey.

MS&DFCU Helps The Homeless

Merck Sharp & Dohme FCU, North Wales, Penn., held a charity golf open and raised $11,000 for Bridge of Hope BuxMont to benefit the homeless.

N.Y. CU Reps Meet Rep. Mosiello

Rep. Louis Mosiello attended a luncheon at the Westchester-Rockland district of the New York State Credit Union League in Yonkers, N.Y.

RBFCU Sponsors Blue Jean Drive

Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, Live Oak, Texas, sponsored Threads of Hope blue jean collection drive to benefit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Altura CU Host Fundraiser For Ward

Altura CU, Riverside, Calif., hosted a fundraiser to show support for its former board chair, Larry Ward, who will run for office of Riverside County Recorder/Clerk/Assessor.

1st Advantage Donates Phone Cards

YORKTOWN, Va.-1st Advantage Federal Credit Union and the Armed Forces Financial Network donated $3,000 in phone cards to soldiers serving in the Middle East.

DCFCU Hosts Annual Auto Sale

Dade County FCU, Miami, Fla., held its Annual Auto Sale, which yielded more than 90 sales of vehicles with no dealer fees and 100% financing.

A+FCU Awards Educators Grants

AUSTIN, Texas-A+ Federal Credit Union awarded 19 educators grants totaling more than $13,600 to help fund their projects. The 2005 recipients were: Mechelle Marler, Luke Stollings, Katherine King, Florence Laubenthal, Norma Hawes, Glenell Bankhead, Dorothy Struble, L. Georgina Garland, Debby Guernse, Lisa DeLand, teri Lucas, Dorothy Scott, Nancy Oliver, Kathrine Janish, Jan Richards, Laura Foster, Tyson Dobinsky, Paula Wolking and Katrina McDonald.

SCFCU Helps Home Makeover

South Carolina FCU, North Charleston, S.C., was the financial sponsor for local ABC News version of Extreme Home Makeover. More than $100,000 worth of renovation was awarded to Mag Williams.

TBACU Awards Students Scholarships

PASADENA, Texas-Texas Bay Area Credit Union awarded five students $1,000 Royce Phares Scholarships.

St. Joseph's CU Breaks Ground

St. Joseph's Credit Union, Biddeford, Maine, held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its new facility.

MFCU Has 5 Student Run Branches

Michigan First Credit Union, Detroit, has five student-run branches in the Southfield School District, which opened 300 accounts this year.

FBFCU Offers Fun With Money

FORT BELVOIR, Va.-Fort Belvoir FCU hosted a Fun with Money program and a tour of its Woodbridge branch facility for more than 50 students from Minnieland Private Day School and Christian Hope Early Development Center. (c) 2005 The Credit Union Journal and SourceMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved. http://www.cujournal.com http://www.sourcemedia.com

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